Mark & Spencer chief executive Marc Bolland has been appointed as vice-president of children’s charity Unicef UK.
Bolland joins a dedicated team of vice-presidents, which also includes Lord Paddy Ashdown, that advise and support the charity’s executive director and staff.
Bolland is understood to be a long standing support of the charity, which was established in the UK in 1956 and is one of 36 Unicef national charitable organisations based in industrialised countries working to raise money for its global work for children.
Lord Ashdown, the president of Unicef UK, said: “We very much appreciate the huge commitment he has already shown to Unicef in a personal capacity and we are privileged to gain the expertise of such a key figure within the UK private sector.
“Marc’s role as a leading proponent of sustainability and social responsibility in the corporate world, combined with his commitment to Unicef’s vision of creating a world fit for children makes us even more hopeful about the contribution we in the UK can make to Unicef’s global work for children.”
Bolland added: “I am delighted to maintain my involvement with this exceptional charity and to continue to help change and save the lives of children across the world”.